Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

October 7, 2019thetipsyhousewife
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with ham and swiss.
An easy casserole everyone is going to love.

Mister Tipsy and I are huge fans of Chicken Cordon Bleu but it is difficult and time consuming to make. As kids we both love the little frozen ones for an after school snack. We recently tried them again and they just don’t taste the same. You also rarely, if ever, see Chicken Cordon Bleu on restaurant menus. I came up with this recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole out of convenience and wanting to cure our craving for this classic recipe. This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe uses simple ingredients and has a delicious crispy topping using Ritz Crackers and butter. I made this for Sunday dinner and I went to take a picture of the finished dish and by the time I cam back Mister was on his second plate and later proceeded to stand at the stove and eat right out of the casserole dish. Thank god it is just the two of us at home. I think you will find this recipe super easy to make. This is a great make ahead meal and it is also a great dish to take to someone if you are a part of a meal train, because the ingredients are all cooked and this can easily be frozen. I make my rice on the side for this dish but you can add cooked rice to the bottom layer of the casserole. I like to keep the rice on the side because I find that the rice soaks up a lot of the delicious sauce. You can choose which way you prefer to serve this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole. Here are the ingredients you will need to gather to make this recipe:

Buttery rice with creamy chicken, swiss cheese and buttery ritz crackers.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2lbs of chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 c of milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning (or more to taste)
  • 2 C of cooked rice
  • 1/2 pound of deli ham, sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound of swiss cheese
  • 1 sleeve of ritz crackers
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c of chives, sliced thin (option)
  • dried parsley

I found all the ingredients for this recipe at Aldi and they cost me about twenty dollars. This recipe would easily feed six people with leftovers. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole also reheats well. I recommend making the full recipe even if it is just for one or two people because you will want to have leftovers and you can freeze any extras.

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The steps to make this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole are simple, it takes a few extra minutes to assemble but it is worth it. All together from prep to cook time it was about one hour. You can make this recipe ahead of time and let it sit in your fridge for a day or so before baking.

Steps

  1. Add some butter to a skillet and cook your chicken until it is coked through. While you cook the chicken, add salt and pepper and one teaspoon of the poultry seasoning.
  2. I butter the bottom and sides of a casserole dish and add the cooked chicken,
  3. Next, dice your deli ham into bite sized pieces and incorporate into the chicken.
  4. Take your two cans of soup and add the milk, some salt and pepper, some dried parsley and the poultry seasoning that’s left and whisk until it is smooth.
  5. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and make sure it is covering the whole casserole.
  6. In the same pan as you cooked the chicken, add a little more butter, crumble up your ritz cracker and toss in the butter until the crackers are slightly browned.
  7. Take your swiss cheese and layer it over the entire top of the casserole, you may have some overlap.
  8. Top the whole casserole with the browned crackers and some dried parsley.
  9. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes, everything is cooked so you just need the cheese and sauce to be bubbly .
    1. If you notice that your crackers are getting too browned during cooking you can cover loosely with foil.
  10. Make your rice on the side add the rest of the butter to the cooked rice.
  11. Serve your casserole on top of the rice and sprinkle with the chives.

 

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole os the perfect flavor to cure the crave and we also love all the textures of the buttery rice, creamy chicken and ham and the crunch of the ritz crackers. I also love the addition of the chives but you can also use green onions.  You can make this recipe in your crock pot as well, just make the rice on the side. I have brought this casserole to many pot lucks and it is always a huge hit. Kids love it too!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2lbs of chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 c of milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning (or more to taste)
  • 2 C of cooked rice
  • 1/2 pound of deli ham, sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound of swiss cheese
  • 1 sleeve of ritz crackers
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c of chives, sliced thin (option)
  • dried parsley

Steps

  1. Add some butter to a skillet and cook your chicken until it is coked through. While you cook the chicken, add salt and pepper and one teaspoon of the poultry seasoning.
  2. I butter the bottom and sides of a casserole dish and add the cooked chicken,
  3. Next, dice your deli ham into bite sized pieces and incorporate into the chicken.
  4. Take your two cans of soup and add the milk, some salt and pepper, some dried parsley and the poultry seasoning that’s left and whisk until it is smooth.
  5. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and make sure it is covering the whole casserole.
  6. In the same pan as you cooked the chicken, add a little more butter, crumble up your ritz cracker and toss in the butter until the crackers are slightly browned.
  7. Take your swiss cheese and layer it over the entire top of the casserole, you may have some overlap.
  8. Top the whole casserole with the browned crackers and some dried parsley.
  9. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes, everything is cooked so you just need the cheese and sauce to be bubbly .
    1. If you notice that your crackers are getting too browned during cooking you can cover loosely with foil.
  10. Make your rice on the side add the rest of the butter to the cooked rice.
  11. Serve your casserole on top of the rice and sprinkle with the chives.

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I hope you make this recipe and love it as much as we do. I have a feeling that if you make this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole it is going to become a regular part of your meal plan. As always, thanks for reading and happy eating!

Love, Tipsy

tipsy

For more great recipes check out these links!

Meat Lovers Chili

Polish Stir Fry

Instant Pot Taco Rice

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